Frugal Pet Ownership: Is it Possible?

Beverly Hills pet owner with dog

There’s no doubt that pet ownership can be expensive. Pet owners, as a whole, will spend an estimated $99 billion on food, treats, veterinary care, grooming, boarding, and more by the end of 2020. Saving money on pet ownership is possible, but it takes a proactive approach and a willingness to put in a little extra effort.

The team at Beverly Hills Veterinary Associates has a few tricks up our sleeve to help you achieve the goal of frugal pet ownership! 

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Winter Pet Activities That Make Time Fly

Beverly Hills Dog Playing Winter Game

Many of us are hunkered down at home and will be for the foreseeable future, with more time on our hands than we’re used to. With a long winter on the horizon, this stretch of time can feel unmanageable – especially if you have a pet to entertain. The good news is that winter pet activities are fun for everyone involved, and go a long way toward sustaining a healthy, happy lifestyle. 

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May I Have a Lick? Why Dogs Lick Ears

Beverly Hills MI Dog

If you are a dog lover, you have likely conceded that our canine friends have some quirky and often icky tendencies. Many of these behaviors are not because dogs are just weird, though. They tend to come from some force of nature that has made these habits evolutionarily or socially beneficial. 

Why dogs lick ears may not have a clear answer, but Beverly HIlls Veterinary Associates hope to help you understand this unique behavior a little better. 

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